Boston University Comparison

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Location Boston, MA
Setting Large City
Students 34,657
Type Private 4 Year
Religious Affiliation -
Status Non-profit


Tuition (In State) $54,720
Tuition (Out of State) $54,720
Room & Board $16,160
Avg Net Price $29,479
Avg Grant Aid $43,022
% Receiving Grant Aid 49%

Admission and Academics

Acceptance Rate 18.9%
Avg High School GPA 3.59
Admissions Standards Elite
Applicant Competition Very High
ACT Range 30/34
SAT Range 1340/1510
Application Deadline Jan 1, 2020


Graduation Rate 85%
Median Earnings (After 10 years) $72,000
Making Student Loan Payments 82%
Median Student Loan Debt $27,000
Median Loan Payment $279
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Sources: U.S. Department of Education IPEDS and College Scorecard